Shark Tale (2004) Poster



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Shark Tale (2004) (Video Game)
Club Oscar (2005) (Short)
A short based on Shark Tale.


Pinocchio (1940)
(55:47) When Lenny "eats" Oscar, the words go like this: "Don't swallow" "Oscar?" "No, it's Pinocchio. Of course it's me!"
The Benny Hill Show (1969) (TV Series)
When Crazy Joe says "It's time for my show" and goes into his shell, the theme from The Benny Hill Show is played in his shell
The Godfather (1972)
"They gave us an offer we can't refuse".
The Jeffersons (1975) (TV Series)
They sing the "Moving on Up" theme song
Jaws (1975)
Lenny crashes through a "Jaws" billboard.
Car Wash (1976)
You see a car wash and the sing the Car Wash theme song
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Series)
Oscar says: "And why are you still living in this Love Boat?"
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Quote: The last line of Marlon Brando's character: "The horror... The horror..."
Raging Bull (1980)
Lines such as De Niro's character saying, "I heard things" plus a conversation between the De Niro character and the Scorsese character spoof their infamous repeat the same lines back at one another
Scarface (1983)
The shrimp guy says to Don Lino, "Say hello to my little friends"
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Don Lino's line: "I'm not asking you, I'm telling you"
Beetlejuice (1988)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Die Hard (1988)
Oscar (Will Smith) says "Yippee-ki-yay..." just like a character from Die Hard does in his respective film
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Goodfellas (1990)
A shark painted as a clown repeats some lines from Joe Pesci's "Funny like a clown" scene in Goodfellas.
A Few Good Men (1992)
quote "you can't handle the truth"
Jurassic Park (1993)
When the whale burps in the whale wash, oscar looks into the bucket of slime, which makes rings in the slime, like the famous waterglases in Jurassic Park
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Oscar says in his triumph speach, "You had me at hello" A line in which Renée Zellweger said to Tom Cruise.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
There's a line where the Mafia boss says "Fuggedaboutit" in the same way as the recurring line is said in Donnie Brasco.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (TV Series)
Oscar uses the title "Oscar the Shark Slayer."
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
DVD's on self at the pawn shop
Titanic (1997)
At one point in the film, a spoof of the Kate Winslet portrait from "Titanic" is shown in the shark's home. Also the sharks house looks an awful lot like the Titanic. At Frankie's funeral Don Feinberg asks the sharks to play the "Titanic song" (referring to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On")
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
The Iron Giant (1999)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Gladiator (2000)
quote "are you not entertained"
Titan A.E. (2000)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Chicken Run (2000)
DVD on Shelf at pawn shop
Cribs (2000) (TV Series)
Oscar imagines himself on the show
Diary (2000) (TV Series)
Oscar says the repeated catchphrase from the show "You think you know but you have no idea."
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Ali (2001)
The crowd chants "Oscar Bumaye!"
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Finding Nemo (2003)
line/dialogue (direct reference) -- "find a happy place"
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop.
The Apprentice (2004) (TV Series)
line/dialogue (direct reference) -- "You're fired!" and sticking hand in face
Pimp My Ride (2004) (TV Series)
"A fish that spray paints a shark says, "I just pimped your hide"
Garfield (2004)
DVD is on shelf at the pawn shop

Referenced in 

Grounded for Life: Tom Sawyer (2005) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions this film.
Shark Tale: Learn to Dance (2005) (Video)
documentary about the movie
Star Fish of 'Shark Tale' (2005) (Video)
documentary about the movie
HBO First Look: Madagascar: Welcome to the Jungle (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.19 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue about Angelina Jolie in "Then You Get the Women" category
The Music of Shark Tale (2005) (Video)
documentary about the movie
The Simpsons: The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer (2006) (TV Episode)
Homer says, "Greatest gangster film ever..."
Flushed Away (2006)
in Roddy's DVD collection
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
on shelf in video store
Love Is All (2007)
The DVD cover os seen.
I Am Legend (2007)
Prominent use of "Three Little Birds" song in both films, starring Will Smith.
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.7 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Shark Bait (2006)
High School Musical 3 (2008)
In the song "The Boys are Back," a showdown between Will Smith and Robert Deniro, like the one in Shark Tale, is mentioned.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.133 (2009) (TV Episode)
Contestant and voice actor Art Kimbro mentions some of his past work
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.168 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $300 question
XY Anatomy of a Boy (2009) (Short)
One of the boys metioned it.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Alonso Duralde says Vicky Jenson was one of the Shark Tale director
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.64 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Rise of the Eyebrow (2010) (TV Episode)
Shown alongside "Finding Nemo" to show the dueling movie
Mad: I Am Lorax/Modern Family Circus (2012) (TV Episode)
Oscar appears in the I am Lorax skit.
The Cleveland Show: A Rodent Like This (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) (Short)
Cover was shown.
The Comix Scrutinizer: Fish Police #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"If he takes the blue pill, he'll wind up starring in SHARK TALE."
Geeks Who Drink: John DiMaggio vs. David Giuntoli (2015) (TV Episode)
incorrectly listed as a film with Samuel L. Jackson
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Jurassic Shark (2015) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
The Big Bang Theory: The Solder Excursion Diversion (2016) (TV Episode)
Leonard mentions a sequel to the movie.
Honest Trailers: Jaws (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Shark Exorcist (2016) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned in a website.
Honest Trailers: Shrek (2017) (TV Episode)
Still is shown
Twisted Pair (2018)
Theatrical one-sheet on display in the film.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Will Smith turns into a Pidgeon (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
Snowball raps the Panda song, like Oscar singing Three Little Birds and U Can't Touch This
SpongeBob Band Geeks Reanimated Collab (2019) (Short)
Oscar appears
Nostalgia Critic: Aladdin (2019) (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Magical Trailer Reactions (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film made by DreamWorks.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Teasing Pixar's Soul (2019) (TV Episode)
Don Lino is name dropped.


Rabbit Fire (1951) (Short)
Ernie & Bernie watch it.
Yoshi's Story (1997) (Video Game)
Jelly play this game when oscar was in room
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (2003) (Video Game)
A shortie played this game at the pawn shop.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
Miss Sanchez played this game

Featured in 

Christina Aguilera Feat. Missy Elliott: Car Wash (2004) (Video)
The video also includes scenes of Shark Tale.
Shark Tale: Gettin' Fishy with It (2004) (TV Movie)
the movie is not a sequel to the first-look tv-show, but it's featured in the tv-show
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.15 (2004) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Nominated for Best Animated Feature
A Fishified World (2005) (Video)
Featurette on the making of Shark Tale, features clips from the film
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Dualing (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shark Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Shark Tale is #8.
The Blockbuster Buster: Shark Tale (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
I Hate Everything: I Hate Sing (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips play as Alex calls it a bad example of media with talking animal characters.
MsMojo: Top 10 Underrated DreamWorks Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Shark Tale is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Animated Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Shark Tale gets a dishonorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Famous Fictional Sharks (2019) (TV Episode)
Lenny Lino is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest DreamWorks Villains (2019) (TV Episode)
Don Edward Lino gets an honorable mention.


Today (1952) (TV Series)
There's a Katie Couric spoof in Shark Tale.
Jaws (1975)
Shark Tale not only spoofs Jaws soundtrack, it also plays with the way Jaws builds images over that music
MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This (1990) (Video)
Oscar dances like Hammer
The Ring (2002)
There is an ad in the paper for The Hook, whose poster is a spoof of the poster of The Ring.

Spoofed in 

My Gym Partner's a Monkey: Mongoosed/Mellow Fellows (2007) (TV Episode)
Ernie & Bernie's Weenie scene spoofed.

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